Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude), Vienna

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#20 of 116 in Museums in Vienna
Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude) hosts art pieces from rebel artists, the most notable being Gustav Klimt. Completed in 1898, the building covers 1,000 sq m (11,000 sq ft) and is featured on Austrian coins of 50 eurocents. The architectural form is uncommon, with cubical shapes and a dome made of gilded laurel branches--initially referred to as cabbage head. Spend time at the main exhibit--the Beethoven Frieze, a 1902 work of Gustav Klimt--which illustrates a human desire for happiness in a world of suffering and evil forces. The museum constantly rotates its exhibits. Use our Vienna trip planner to visit Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude) on your trip to Vienna, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • While the building is wonderful Art Nouveau, the star of the show is Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze in the basement. The audio guide does a good job of explaining the Frieze. There wasn't much else t...  more »
  • I was going to visit this institution for a long time... Visited... For €9.5 looked a frieze of Klimt (chic thing), toilet and... And nothing else. "View to Failure" The bender's axis continues to live! I do not recommend categorically
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  • We were hoping to see a lot of Klimt's works but the was actually very little. There's a huge piece in the lower part of the building which is impressive. The rest was audio/video pieces which weren't that interesting and looked to be filler at best. For us this was a waste of money and would not recommend.
  • Someone stole my umbrella in this museum. The lady in the front desk asked to leave the umbrellas there but when I realized they stole mine she said I am not responsible for that. To sum up 9.5€ for 4 exhibitions but only Beethoven frieze worth it. I really do not recommend this place.
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